Trackside stunner sells at auction in Hendra

first_imgThe back deck at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.“It’s mixed feelings because we do love the house and we’ve made it our own but we’re also pleased to have a successful result today.”The couple said the price was where the felt the market was at. “While it is about the figures, the fact that it’s going to a local family who wanted it so badly is a really good feeling,” Mrs Brier said. In Taringa a beautifully renovated cottage also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The happy vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith with their children Ava, Savannah and Harry.“They were having a chat with buyers after the sale and they were all wondering around the house together,” she said. “(Mr and Mrs Smith) have already bought another property, so this will give them the ability to renovate their new home.” In Bardon it was third time lucky for Seamus O’Donoghue and Jessica Holding at the auction of 30 Rosewood St. The trackside pool and deck at 114 Mein St, Hendra.The auction began with a starting bid of $1.8 million and nine buyers actively vied for the five-bedroom home. “It was a drawn out auction and it got down to two people in the end battling it out,” Ms Kortlang said. The successful bidder was a local Hendra buyer with plans to move into the two-storey home. The renovated kitchen and dining room at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Mr Dixon said the new owners were a young professional couple who planned to move into the home. “They were very excited. They have been looking for something for some time,” he said. Mr Dixon said the high quality of the renovation carried out by the vendor ensured plenty of interest in the property. “We ran a four week marketing campaign and we had approximately 50 groups inspect the home,” he said. “It’s in a very nice pocket so I expected there would be good interest and there was.”The Toowong-based agent said the vendor was pleased with the result. “She is looking to move on to another renovation project in the area,” he said. The home at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said the three-bedroom home at 5 Magor St sold for $820,000. “We had five registered bidders but only two actively participated in the bidding,” he said. “The opening bid was $760,000 and bids increased in increments of $10,000 from there. “There was a bit of negotiating towards the end between the buyer and the highest bidder and the highest bid was increased to $820,000. “It was declared on the market at the point and sold.” The open-plan living area at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.The couple plan to move into the three-bedroom home with their daughter and buy some chickens to fill the chook pen. “Our little girl is a climber so she’ll like the cubby house,” Ms Holding said. Vendors Eveline and Andrew Brier said the sale was a bittersweet moment for them. “We’re selling because of a change in family circumstances and it was somewhat of a reluctant sale,” Mrs Brier said. The home at 30 Rosewood St, BardonThe couple secured the property, their first home, with a bid of $900,000 after losing out at two previous auctions. Mr O’Donoghue was responsible for placing the opening bid of $700,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe bids rose steadily until hitting $860,000 where the auction stalled and auctioneer Grant Penrose of REMAX Profile began negotiations. After some to-ing and fro-ing, Mr O’Donoghue raised his bid to $900,000 and the property was declared on the market and sold. Ms Holding said they were nervous going into the auction and a little shocked to have won the property. “We really liked the suburb, the location, proximity to good schools, the quiet street and the fact that it’s a beautiful home as well,” she said. The kitchen at 114 Mein St, Hendra.Vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith bought the block at 114 Mein St in 2014 and built the architecturally designed home with 793-bottle wine cellar, swimming pool and an entertaining deck overlooking the racetrack. “I thought, ‘how good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?’, so we made it happen,” Mr Smith said.Ms Kortlang said the Smiths were “very happy” with the sale. 114 Mein St Hendra Brisbane is being sold by Dan and Rebecca Smith.A stunning Hamptons style property overlooking the 1400m start mark at Eagle Farm Racecourse has sold under the hammer in Hendra. Marketing agent Leigh Kortlang, of Ray White Ascot, said the home at 114 Mein St sold for $2.425 million with a crowd of more than 100 people watching on Saturday, July 22. “It felt like just about everybody in Hendra and the odd dog were there,” she said. last_img read more

Bengal’s Draft

first_imgThe Bengal’s got an “A” from the draft experts on their 2018 first 4 picks.  Their first pick was Billy Price, an Ohio State center.  He is expected to be an immediate starter.   Jesse Bates III, a safety from Wake Forest was their second choice.  Number 3 was Malik Jefferson, a linebacker from Texas.  They rounded out their first 4 picks with Sam Hubbard (Moeller grad) also of Ohio State who plays defensive end.You can see from these first 4 picks the Bengals are concentrating on big offensive and defensive players.  Even though the Bengals lost their backup quarterback, they did not waste an early draft pick choosing a quarterback.  It seems to me that the Bengals went after what they needed more than just picking the best athlete possible.  In past years, this line of drafting has not been overly successful.last_img read more

Hodgson says England must do better

first_img But they had little to cheer about either as they were subjected to one of the most tedious England games in living memory. Hodgson struggled to find any positives from the stalemate in the Irish capital. “We set ourselves high standards and got nowhere near them in the first half,” the England manager said. “We were marginally better in the second half, but we were very critical of ourselves. “We’ve had a good run, a year almost unbeaten, but we came here believing if we played our best football we could win the game and we never got close to that. “We didn’t lose, but we have to accept there were a lot of things we could have done better.” England put up a spirited fight to draw in Italy in their last fixture, but there was a clear lack of spark from Hodgson’s team against the Irish. England mustered just three shots on target and Wayne Rooney stumbled when through on goal to waste the visitors’ best chance of the afternoon. Press Association England’s first trip to play the Republic of Ireland in 20 years passed off without incident in the stands. The England supporters heeded the Football Association’s warning to refrain from chanting inflammatory songs during the first match the Three Lions have played in Dublin since the Lansdowne Road riot of 1995. Hodgson concedes his men will have to perform better at next year’s European Championship in France. “It’s important we are critical and continue to set ourselves high standards,” said the England boss, who takes his team to Slovenia next Sunday for the final Euro 2016 qualifier of the season. “We want to go to France and play teams there, and we’ll have to play better than we did today.” The only crumb of comfort for Hodgson was that there was no repeat of the trouble that marred England’s last visit to Dublin two decades ago when the match had to be abandoned after away fans started throwing missiles on to the pitch. “The atmosphere in the stadium and the behaviour of the fans was a remarkable positive,” Hodgson said. Only a handful of supporters sang “No surrender” during the national anthem, and they were drowned out by their fellow supporters in an act of self-policing. The Football Association said no England fans were arrested in the ground. The subdued atmosphere inside the ground was understandable given the poor quality of football on show. Ireland had the better chances of the afternoon. Daryl Murphy spurned two good opportunities in the first half and Joe Hart saved a powerful volley from Jon Walters after the break. Martin O’Neill was happy with his Republic team’s showing ahead of Saturday’s crucial qualifier against Scotland. “It was exactly what we needed,” the Republic manager said. “In the last 15 minutes we looked pretty tired, but we started off brightly and maybe could have scored a couple of goals. We certainly had a couple of decent chances. “But overall it was good for us and from a physical viewpoint it couldn’t have been better timed.” The Republic will leapfrog Scotland in their qualifying group if they win at the Aviva Stadium next Saturday. Luckily for the former Aston Villa manager, it looks as though he will have a full squad to choose from. “Jon (Walters) was just feeling a little bit, but I think everybody’s okay,” O’Neill said. “John O’Shea’s calf was tightening up on him, so I made a change there. It’s something he’s suffered a little bit from in the past and I’m hoping in next couple of games he comes through that.” O’Neill confirmed Robbie Keane will land in Ireland on Monday. “He will join in with training on Tuesday,” O’Neill said of the Ireland captain, who was given permission to miss the England game so he could play in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 1-0 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Roy Hodgson hailed the conduct of England supporters in Dublin but could find few words of praise for his players after they stuttered to a dull 0-0 draw at the Aviva Stadium. last_img read more